Heat pumps technology
A heat pump is able to extract heat from renewable sources of energy (air, ground or water) and concentrate it to provide heating for water or indoor areas. The only energy required is that which is used to concentrate the thermal energy – so the system can provide a heat output up to four times larger than the energy input. By reversing the process heat pumps can also be used for cooling during hot periods. Thus, a single system can produce space heating, space cooling and hot water in a sustainable manner.
- Thermodynamic analysis of heat pumps;
- Refrigerants and refrigerant mixtures in heat pumps;
- Heat pump equipments: construction and calculation;
- Techno-economic analysis and optimization of heat pumps performance.
Pre-requisites: basic knowledge on thermodynamics, heat transfer and economics
Dr. Volodymyr Voloshchuk
Place of employment: Department of Hydro-Thermal Power Engineering and Hydraulics Machines, National University of Water Management and Nature Resources Use, Rivne, Ukraine, Assoc. Prof.